Game Controllers

Four new PS4 DualShock 4 controllers revealed with rose gold headset

Four new PS4 DualShock 4 controllers revealed with rose gold headset

Those who have a PlayStation 4 know that Sony really likes its DualShock 4 variants. Today the company is announcing four more that will release this fall, which brings the total number of DualShock 4 variants released since the PS4's launch up to more than 25. In addition to these controllers, Sony is also gearing up to launch a new headset.

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Nintendo Switch SNES controller tips imminent retro game flood

Nintendo Switch SNES controller tips imminent retro game flood

It looks like Nintendo is planning to release a Super NES controller for the Nintendo Switch. The device recently made a pass through the Federal Communications Commission, and though the listing doesn't really tell us much on its own, it's the implication of an SNES controller for the Switch that has people excited. After all, a SNES controller must mean that SNES games are on the way, right?

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Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Drift to be repaired for free according to memo

Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Drift to be repaired for free according to memo

Nintendo says it is proud of the quality of its products but even the best products can have unforeseen flaws. The company may be too proud to admit that and gave a non-committal, non-answers PR response to the lawsuit filed against it for what is now named the "Joy-Con Drift". That, however, only incensed Switch owners even more and now it seems that Nintendo is making a U-Turn though it's doing it very silently though an internal memo.

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Official Nintendo Joy-Con lawsuit response leaves a lot to be desired

Official Nintendo Joy-Con lawsuit response leaves a lot to be desired

Joy-Con drift is something that's been causing quite a stir lately. A number of users have been reporting that the joysticks on their Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons have started to drift, registering movement when there is none. This has been an ongoing problem since the Switch launched, and thus far, it doesn't seem that Nintendo has implemented a long-term fix for the issue.

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These new Switch Joy-Con color combos are perfect for fall

These new Switch Joy-Con color combos are perfect for fall

Nintendo is having a pretty big day, first revealing an upcoming refresh of sorts for the Switch and now revealing that two new pairs of Joy-Cons are coming down the pipeline. Joy-Cons, of course, are the standard controller for the Nintendo Switch, and they attach to the sides of the console when it's being used in handheld mode.

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Joy-con drift complaints are growing in number and noise

Joy-con drift complaints are growing in number and noise

Mechanical parts eventually degrade through wear and tear, especially when such parts are exposed to extensive use. But when that happens just four months after buying a relatively expensive accessory, there's bound to be some rather dissatisfied owners complaining loudly on the Internet. That seems to be the exact case with owners of the Nintendo Switch Joy-cons who are clamoring for Nintendo to acknowledge what seems to be an increasingly common mechanical problem with the controllers.

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Faceoff Deluxe+ Switch controller with 3.5mm audio jack arrives July 22

Faceoff Deluxe+ Switch controller with 3.5mm audio jack arrives July 22

PDP's Faceoff Deluxe+ wired controller for Nintendo Switch will arrive on July 22, the company has announced. Unlike most competing products, the Faceoff Deluxe+ features a built-in headphone jack for voice chat, enabling users to easily talk with friends while playing Fortnite and certain other games. The model was first revealed in April, but availability and pricing details weren't available at that time.

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Google Stadia controller now available for pre-order on its own

Google Stadia controller now available for pre-order on its own

Google's launch of Stadia was a big deal for the game streaming market. It put the focus back on the nascent technology and, in a way, confirmed that it was the direction that the big companies wanted to take gamers towards. But when Google launched the Stadia Founder's Edition, it decided that you could only get the Stadia controller once and only during that order. It has made a U-turn and now lets you order a controller separately but with on major word of warning.

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Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 packs Bluetooth and is super-customizable

Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 packs Bluetooth and is super-customizable

There's a new Xbox Elite controller in town, and if you take your gaming seriously - on Xbox or PC - then you should be paying attention. The new Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 made its official debut at Microsoft's E3 2019 keynote today, billed as "the world's most advanced controller" and with the hardware specs to back that big claim up.

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SCUF Prestige Xbox Controller promises control and customization

SCUF Prestige Xbox Controller promises control and customization

How much more improvement can something like a game controller get? The input device has roughly stayed the same for nearly decades keeping the same shape and different only in button and joystick layout, depending on the gaming system. If you ask SCUF, however, there's still a lot of room for fine tuning, and its latest Prestige controller for Xbox, PCs, and mobile wants to show others how.

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Atari VCS Classic Joystick blends the old with the new

Atari VCS Classic Joystick blends the old with the new

It's full steam ahead for the PC-based retro revival that is the Atari VCS, presuming there will no longer be any delays that push it back further than its new late 2019 target. But while Atari has talked a lot about what the console itself will be like, it has been curiously silent on the controllers it revealed in its crowdfunding campaign. It's ready to break that silence now that it's nearing production of the Classic Joystick and the Modern Controller and Atari 2600 fans might be in for a treat.

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Xbox Adaptive Controller’s next mission is helping veterans game again

Xbox Adaptive Controller’s next mission is helping veterans game again

The Xbox Adaptive Controller is a pretty impressive piece of kit, and though its uses in helping people with limited mobility game against are clear, it has a new mission. Microsoft announced today that the Xbox Adaptive Controller will be heading to a number of VA rehabilitation facilities around the country. There, it'll be used in therapy for injured veterans and help them play games again.

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